Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms

Funded by TODOS and NCTM

TODOS—Mathematics for All has as one of its goals “to advance educators’ knowledge and ability that lead to implementing an equitable, rigorous, and coherent mathematics program that incorporates the role language and culture play in teaching and learning mathematics.”

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial assistance to pre-K–12 schools for in-service to increase understanding and expertise in fostering support of multi-language development when teaching mathematics. The proposed project must explicitly support the implementation of equitable and rigorous mathematics teaching that incorporates students’ languages and cultures in their learning of mathematics. To this end, the proposed project should specifically address—

  • the development of classroom materials with a consultant. The consultant must have expertise in both teaching mathematics and teaching language.


  • the purchase of materials to implement professional learning with educators towards the above stated goal.

Proposals must clearly communicate the need your project aims to address. To support this, proposals should include school-specific data (e.g. context, demographics, academic mathematics performance, access to professional development) related to the goals of the grant. Additionally, proposals need to describe the scope of your plan that should include the mathematics content focus, number of teachers and students impacted, expected outcomes, assessment plan, other contributing sources of funding and distribution of costs.

For 2018–2019, one grant of a maximum of $4,000 will be awarded to a school.

The applicant must have at least one current (on or before October 12, 2018) Essential or Premium member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 12, 2018) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership. Additionally, the applicant must have at least one current (on or before October 12, 2018) member of TODOS.

The proposal is to be submitted electronically to [email protected] by 11:59PM PST on November 2, 2018. No mailed or faxed copies will be accepted. Duplicate or revised applications will not be considered.

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